This toolkit was developed as an easy-to-read, “at-a-glance” job aid for healthcare providers working with adolescents living with HIV. It is based on the more detailed handbook developed by Wits RHI and the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Working with adolescents living with HIV: A handbook for healthcare providers (2015) hereafter referred to as the ‘Handbook’. Readers who would like further information are referred to relevant chapters in the Handbook.
adolescents living with HIV
Screening and supporting through schools: educational experiences and needs of adolescents living with HIV in a South African cohort
Correlates of Fatigue Among South African Adolescents Living with HIV and Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy
Mental health in South African adolescents living with HIV: correlates of internalising and externalising symptoms
Worldwide, a large proportion of all new HIV infections occur in people under age 25. AIDS is currently the leading cause of death among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa and the second leading cause of death globally. AIDS-related deaths are declining in every age group except 10–19 years old.
In the second instalment of our new series – Talking HIV – we hear from Jimmy and Favour from Malawi. Jimmy and Favour are both 19 and living with HIV. We hear them talk about what it’s really like being young and positive, their personal struggles and how they got through them.
Sustainable survival for adolescents living with HIV: do SDG‐aligned provisions reduce potential mortality risk?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a groundbreaking global development agenda to protect the most vulnerable. Adolescents living with HIV in Sub‐Saharan Africa continue to experience extreme health vulnerabilities, but we know little about the impacts of SDG‐aligned provisions on their health. This study tests associations of provisions aligned with five SDGs with potential mortality risks.
"My mother told me that I should not": a qualitative study exploring the restrictions placed on adolescent girls living with HIV in Zambia
Adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected by HIV due to a range of social and structural factors. As they transition to adulthood, they are recipients of increasing blame for HIV infection and 'improper' sex, as well as increasing scrutiny, restrictions and surveillance. This study used a qualitative and participatory approach to explore the messaging and restrictions imposed on adolescent girls living with HIV in Zambia.
Diagnosis disclosure to adolescents living with HIV in rural Kenya improves antiretroviral therapy adherence and immunologic outcomes: A retrospective cohort study
Emphasis on adolescent HIV has increased worldwide as antiretroviral treatment has greatly extended life expectancies of HIV-positive children. Few evidence-based guidelines exist on the optimal time to disclose to an adolescent living with HIV (ALHIV); little is known about the medical effects of disclosure. This study looked to determine whether disclosure is associated with improved medical outcomes in ALHIV. Prior work has tended to be qualitative, cross-sectional, and with an emphasis on psychosocial outcomes.